ARM: Introduction to ARM: Multiple Register Data Transfer

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Multiple Register Data Transfer

<operation>{cond} Rn{!}, <reglist>

<operation>:

  • LDM
    • reglist := values at Rn
  • STM
    • values at Rn := reglist

<mode> controls how Rn is incremented:

  • <op>IA – Increment after.
  • <op>IB – Increment before.
  • <op>DA – Decrement after.
  • <op>DB – Decrement before.

<reglist> is the list of registers to load or store. It can be a comma-separated list or an Rx-Ry style range.

Examples

  • LDMIA r0, {r3,r7}
    • Load words addressed by R0 into R3 and R7.
    • Increment After each load.
  • LDMIA r0, {r3-r7}
    • Load words addressed by R0 into R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7.
    • Increment After each load.
  • STMDB r1!, {r6-r8}
    • Store R6,R7,R8 into words addressed by R1.
    • Write back the final address into R1.
    • Decrement Before each store.

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